In the shadows of the releasing of Burleson and Delmas i have put together my off season strategy for the Lions, these moves freed up 11.5 million in salary in which we were already about 5 million over which leaves us with roughly 6.5 to work with. To create more room I would....
cut ( Jason Jones, DE $2.85 mil) (2nd year with knee injuries)
extend Suh (should free-up between 5-8 mil)
SIGN FREE AGENTS:
Vaughn Martin DT, (Keeps getting linked to lions)
wild card move
Hakeem Nicks (only If we dont decide to draft two wideouts instead, then i would go Anthony Barr 1st rd and leave rest of draft the same)
Michael Bennett DE, BENGALS
dream power move
Jairus Byrd S , BILLS
with these moves it should give us between 12-15 million to work with depending on which way they choose to go and possibly cost another 2-3 mill. to sign our draft class which would be as follows.......
R1 WR MIKE EVANS TEXAS A&M R2 WR DAVANTE ADAMS FRESNO STATE R3 DE JACKSON JEFFCOAT TEXAS R4 CB KEITH MCGILL UTAH
projected compensatory pick
R6 S TRE BOSTON NORTH CAROLINA R7 C JAMES STONE TENNESSEE
bring in these guys as undrafted free agents
jeremy gallon wr , michigan kenny guitton qb, ohio state taylor martinez qb , nebraska Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe DT , boise state ( i just like his name lol) nick addison cb, bethune cookman jake olson ot, central michigan
what do you guys think? what would you do different?